Retribution and Eschatology in Chronicles
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Number of Pages: 279
Vendor: T&T Clark International
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.61 (inches)
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Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
The Jews who returned from exile in Babylonia to Jerusalem and Judah faced difficult and straitened times, in which the bright hopes of the Restoration had faded. The Chronicler wrote his history partly to encourage his community to have faith in God's ancient promises to David, that better things would come to a penitent people. Although not often recognized as such, the books of Chronicles belong to the mainstream of biblical teaching on divine grace and hope, as the present study shows by analysing its themes of reward and punishment, and its teaching on the future. It differs significantly from the interpretation given by Sara Japhet in her monograph on Chronicles of 1989 and her major new commentary of 1993.